Last week about a thousand people participated in a pillow fight in Grand Rapids. How did this happen? Rob Bliss posted the idea on Facebook to gather about 100 of his friends for a pillow fight at a local plaza. Well, one connection led to another and at the appointed time 1000 people showed up-pillows in hand. And they went at it-Red team against Blue team. Feathers flew, people wacked and a good time was had by all.
Connecting: A Core Need
When asked why they showed up people answered that they thought it was a fun idea. Total strangers connecting for a pillow fight. New friends were made as they smacked each other.
"If nothing else, this pillow fight battle proved how powerful Facebook and other social websites can be at unifying people under a coming cause." (See the complete story at WZZM13.com.)
Connect To Make A Difference
At Semper Vita we believe that people have a core need to connect. Especially with people who share our interests, passions, hobbies or likes. If a post about a pillow fight can bring people out, what could a post about something significant and meaningful do? Can you imagine if people connected with others via social networking or real time "on the street" for a good cause? Can you imagine how we might make a difference? Can you imagine creating a movement of friends doing life and doing good together?
What would make you show up? Pillow fight? Good cause? Common passion? Send us your suggestions.